Marking a milestone

Pictured with long serving and retired members of the group are Ian Lavery MP , Alan Fowler ,castle Morpeth Mayor and Director of the Branch Sue Towers
Pictured with long serving and retired members of the group are Ian Lavery MP , Alan Fowler ,castle Morpeth Mayor and Director of the Branch Sue Towers

Samaritans of Northumbria, which takes calls round-the-clock from people in crisis across the county, has marked 40 years’ service.

Forty balloons were released at its Ashington headquarters earlier this month to mark the milestone.

he branch’s volunteers take about 4,000 calls and answer around 1,000 emails a year.

Call 08457 909090.